NEW YORK–Tabletop maker Fitz and Floyd has promoted Helene Branisel to senior key account manager for Maxwell & Williams Designer Homewares. Branisel has been the senior key account manager for Fitz and Floyd for the past six years, and will retain that responsibility as she assumes her leadership role at Maxwell & Williams.
Branisel began her career with Fitz and Floyd in 1998 as a district sales manager covering independent accounts in Illinois and southern Wisconsin. She was promoted to area sales manager in 2002, covering the Midwest with three district sales managers reporting directly to her. In 2004 she was promoted again to account manager, with department store responsibility throughout the United States.
Branisel brings 19 years of sales experience to her new role, including positions as an area sales representative with Enesco Corporation; a district sales representative with ConAgra, Inc.; and a sales representative with Procter and Gamble in the health and beauty care division. The last 14 years of her career have been spent in the tabletop industry. In her new role as senior key account manager for Maxwell & Williams, Branisel will handle the launch and positioning of the brand in all major department stores throughout the country.
“Helene has long been an integral part of the sales and management team at Fitz and Floyd, and I have no doubt that the Maxwell & Williams brand will flourish under her direction,” says Steve Baram, President and CEO of Fitz and Floyd, which distributes Maxwell& Williams in the U.S.